CAPTAINS NEW and old: from left, Sam O’Donnell, John Arens, Dan Muller, Amir Lahkiky, Owen Brodeur, Tyler Lecomte, Aiden Heipler (not pictured, Erik Hall) (courtesy photo)


By JENNIFER GENTILE

MELROSE—The Melrose High boy’s soccer program celebrated its wildly successful season at a season-end banquet held last week at Bellevue Golf Club. 

The Div. 2 Final Four Champs finished a 15-3-2 season and saw them advance to the Div. 2 State Semifinals last month. 

New captains were announced. Leading Melrose in 2024 will be John Arens, Owen Brodeur, Tyler Lecomte and Dan Muller. 

Also, varsity distributed several awards among them: 

League All Star: 

Honorable Mentions: 

Erik Hall 

Tyler Lecomte

Malek Sayegh

Eastern MA All Star

Amir Lahkiky

Jovan Ssebugwawo

All State:

Amir Lahkiky

Team Awards: 

Metropolitan Award: Amir Lahkiky

Most Improved: John Arens

Coaches Award: Liam Gavin

Unsung Hero: Sam O’Donnell 

Golden Boot: Amir Lahkiky

J Michael Hughes Award: Patrick Stafford

Student Scholar Award: Ben Pytlak

Awards giving to their junior varsity teams were: 

JVA

MVP: Reon Anderson

Golden Boot: Sirak Araia

Most Improved: Josh Bird

Coaches Award: Owen Brown 

JVB

Most Improved: Drew Finger

Coaches Award: Cameron Orlandella

Golden Boot: Boris Trendafilov

MVP: Daniel Jimenez